Thu, 11 May|
TAPPING FOR DETACHMENT + EMOTIONAL FREEDOM | EFT CIRCLE
In this 90-minute tapping circle, we’ll use EFT (or ‘tapping’) to help detach ourselves from outcomes, people, or situations that hold power over us. Participants are invited to think of something or someone that they feel attached to in a way that is holding them back.
Time & Location
11 May, 18:30 – 20:00 BST
Fire+Alchemy, 52 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3EP
About the event
Perhaps there’s a goal that we feel we must achieve in order to be happy but our attachment to the outcome is blocking it from coming to fruition. Maybe there’s a relationship of some kind that occupies too much of our attention and energy. This could be an ex-romantic partner, a boss at work, or certain family members for example.
What to expect:
In this circle, facilitated by EFT practitioner Kristin Panasewicz, we’ll use tapping to ease our attachment and loosen our energetic grip so that we feel freer, more in control of our emotions surrounding the issue, and in a better position to receive what we need and desire.
How? By tapping on acupoints while thinking of our attachment we send electrical impulses to the survival centre of our brain (the amygdala) which can literally re-wire it to respond differently to stimuli such as thoughts, sensory triggers, or inter-personal experiences.
We’ll go over the basics of tapping (what, where, how), the role the nervous system plays in our emotional health, and how tapping/EFT can serve us.
Who is this suitable for?
- This event is suitable for all experience levels; all genders; and anyone over the age of 18.
- Please note that there may be contraindications for diagnosed psychological conditions such as psychosis, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, etc. so this event is not appropriate in such instances.
- Please think of an issue, goal, or person who you feel attached to in a way that intuitively, you know is holding you back. We’ll use examples from the group to tap through for something called ‘borrowing benefits’ which is a term in EFT that describes the vicarious effects we experience while tapping with others. There will also be opportunities to tap through our personal issues individually, so please don’t feel obliged to share anything private, it’s not necessary.
- Bring a pen and notebook to write notes on anything that comes up while you tap so you can work through these later.
- Please wear comfortable clothing and bring some water.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), also sometimes called tapping, is a gentle but powerful way of relieving painful emotions and experiences including stress, anxiety, shame, grief, self-defeating patterns, physical discomfort, and many other issues as well. It is also a brilliant way to deactivate triggers associated with distressing experiences or memories. There is no issue too big or too small for EFT.
Often EFT is described as emotional acupuncture - except it doesn’t involve needles. Instead, practitioners apply pressure to specific points (called acupoints) on the body by tapping on them. By stimulating these acupoints while talking or thinking about a particular issue, we’re able to rewire our neurological responses to stressors.
Over time (comparatively less time than many other approaches), we often find that we’re no longer triggered by the people, situations, and memories that we used to be. Their power over us diminishes and we experience less conflict and reactivity, and have healthier relationships. Repeating patterns end. Self-defeating behaviors change. Peace becomes attainable. In EFT we aim to change or clear our issues, we don’t just learn coping mechanisms.
EFT is a healing modality that falls under the category of ‘energy psychology.’ Gary Craig brought it to the forefront of alternative practices in the 1990s by demonstrating extraordinary success in relieving a variety of issues ranging from phobias to trauma. In recent decades EFT has become highly regarded and is now considered both mainstream and Evidence-Based.
Kristin is an accredited EFT therapist, energy healer, and Tarot reader. Her practice is called Yew Tree Integrated Healing.
An acute trauma survivor, Kristin has used EFT/tapping for years in her own recovery and healing, as well as with clients around the world ranging from Australia, the USA, and across Europe.
EFT is a profoundly effective modality for 1:1 therapy and is also well-suited for group work which is why Kristin is now facilitating tapping circles as well as seeing private clients for more targeted work.
Please note that our classes take place in our Alchemy studio downstairs. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer wheelchair access at this time.